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the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant in washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo, featuring new bangs in a twitter picture posted online. we'll see if it's featured during the next several days of inaugural festivities. >>> the preparations and parties for the president's big day are well under way. nbc's traci potts has the details. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. there are going to be a lot of people here in washington. we're expecting between 600,000 and 800,000. while that pales in comparison to the nearly 200 million we saw four years ago. hotels are certainly filling up, and security is a big concern. it's a big issue. the secret service has 100 stations planted around the city, at least so far. 42 different agencies involved in that, keeping in mind they have to secure not only the national mall where everyone will gather for the ceremony, but the entire parade route to the white house, across from the white house, the viewing stand, which is already being set up. this is ce
the sticking around to celebrate president obama staying in washington for another four years. >> reporter: four years ago official spending top $53 million. this years, a slow recovering economy doesn't seem to have organizers or party-goers holding back. >> it's 2013. let's have a little fun. >> reporter: at who's wear, the average shopper is spending close to $1,000 on the latest fashions. >> this year they were really looking for pops of color. cobalt blue has been popular for you. >> the newly open dry bar had to expand hours just to accommodation all the requests. >> part of the excitement is just getting beautiful, i think, for women. >> that's they thisland at thoses head to the capital for the biggest party. >> the parties wrap many late monday night, the ticket prices range from $50 to several hundred dollars. many benefits charities, and the tickets available are going quickly. >>> keeping people safe is a major concern for officials during the inauguration. coming up at 5:00, news4's derrick ward takes a look at some of the special forces brought in to handle security and crowd
term agenda. chief washington correspondent james rosen joins us live on this. >> for obama campaign staff and supporters will be gathered in washington this coming sunday. it will be a reunion of sorts. but also they will witness the launch of this new group at an event dubbed the obama legacy conference. according to a report on the web site poll lit co the pro obama organization will be a 501 c 3 a nonprofit for the legislative battle. it will be over debt, deficit, gun control immigration reform leading the organization will be jim macina who will take over the cash of 5.3 million and use it for discreet coalition of the policy battles. it is the most sophisticated in modern times in the use of multi targeting data. vice president giend who hazel lewded to a presidential run of his own spoke about a grass-roots approach in his announcement yesterday as conference as mayor. >> we are going to take this fight to the halls of congress. we are going to take it beyond that. we are going to go to the country making our case and let the voices, the voice of american people to be heard.
celebrating michelle obama's 49th birthday in washington. check out what we found on line the washington post on the right is the current picture december 2012 on the left in january 2009 there is the new which looks rather old it's the eyebrows. the bags. which we have. definitely greater. stay with us for complete coverage of the presidential inauguration. monday's special coverage starting at 9:00 a.m.. you can also see former presidents and how they have changed. coming up phil emery talks about why he is confident that mark tressman succeed in chicago. dan roan is back to share time with>çwox?çno?pw[p/xr@@çoúÑñ:7úvw lgóxónÑ@vwplpañ;@ñóÑ@=÷÷ñz÷oúi@Ñ@ó@ñú7<;xñññ ?4kú÷o]?ñ.x;zkñ÷@wp8?úÑñ@ñl÷ñ@w? @konly three guys are still standing he said this morning he was anxious to get to work and after his news conference he did just that. as the afternoon wore on the offensive coordinator along the incoming coaches, he will handle the running back now and trust and is expecting a lot out of this coaching staff. we have to put together a staff of coaches of hig
yesterday. >> new video of a different kind showing first lady celebrating her 49th birthday in washington, dc. look at obamas dining at cafe milano, an italian restaurant in georgetown. if you look closely the first lady is wearing a new haircut. she has bangs. here is a look at the new look with the nice bangs tweeting on the new twitter account, expect to see lots of the haircut around. >> and abc7 coverage of the inauguration begins on monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special "good morning america" and we will stream coverage live from washington at abc7news.com starting at 6:30 monday morning. >> the inauguration is happening on martin luther king's birthday and there is an open house at stanford with personal documents and photos of the leader of civil rights rights. we will have more on this and the president's inauguration later on abc7 news. >> mike nicco is ahead with the forecast. >> pretty chilly. frost was there but it is less and less likely. more and more likely we will have "spare the air" through the weekend and rough surf at the beach. i will tell you when it will be most dange
of a different kind showing first lady celebrating her 49th birthday in washington, dc. look at obamas dining at cafe milano, an italian restaurant in georgetown. if you look closely the first lady is wearing a new haircut. she has bangs. here is a look at the new look with the nice bangs tweeting on the new twitter account, expect to see lots of the haircut around. >> and abc7 coverage of the inauguration begins on monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special "good morning america" and we will stream coverage live from washington at abc7news.com starting at 6:30 monday morning. >> the inauguration is happening on martin luther king's birthday and there is an open house at stanford with personal documents and photos of the leader of civil rights rights. we will have more on this and the president's inauguration later on abc7 news. >> mike nicco is ahead with the forecast. >> pretty chilly. frost was there but it is less and less likely. more and more likely we will have "spare the air" through the weekend and rough surf at the beach. i will tell you when it will be most dangerous there and how long the
their leaders in washington and, worse, they think those leaders are now hurting the economy. as president obama prepares to be sworn in for a second term our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows a lagging economy and partisan battles are sa sapping the public confidence replacing the buoyant mood of four years ago with more pessimism now about the future of the country even as the economy slowly recovers. the president remains personally in a strong political position. his job approval rating is at a steady 52% about where it was last month and a higher rating than he has had through most of his first term. while the public likes the president personally a full 74% have responded and told us they like obama, he still hasn't won them over on his policies. and on his policy goals. the public is split. 49% disapproving of his overall policy goals. 47% approving. the president does get his best marks for being easy going and likeable having the ability to handle a crisis and understanding average people but he has low marks on changing business as usual in washington. working effectively w
from washington. it's friday, january 18th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. our final "daily rundown" of the obama first term. right to my first reads of the morning. if 2009 was all about hope, 2013 may be about the ability to cope. so says one of our pollsters. if it is possible americans have grown more pessimistic about their leaders in washington and, worse, they think those leaders are now hurting the economy. as president obama prepares to be sworn in for a second term our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows a lagging economy and partisan battles are sa sapping the public confidence replacing the buoyant mood of four years ago with more pessimism now about the future of the country even as the economy slowly recovers. the president remains personally in a strong political position. his job approval rating is at a steady 52% about where it was last month and a higher rating than he has had through most of his first term. while the public likes the president personally a full 74% have responded and told us they like obama, he still hasn't won them
on the ground. >> that situation, very fluid. tahman bradley, live in washington this morning. thank you, tahman. >>> and president obama is mobilizing his campaign apparatus in the gun control debate. after unveiling his proposals wednesday, mr. obama is pressuring congress with a new online petition. it seeks support for universal background checks and other reforms. one virginia state lawmaker went dramatic. brandishing an ak-47 yesterday, while urging a support for a ban on assault weapons. it was unloaded. and his bill was defeated. >>> washington gearing up for a full weekend of inaugural events. security has been cranking up as practice for all of the major happenings take place tomorrow. mr. obama, vice president biden and their wives taking part in service events across washington. they will be sworn up on sunday, before monday's ceremonial swearing in at the capitol. >>> a scare for an alaskan airlines flight overnight. fighter jets were scrambled after reports of a possible hijacking. those jets escorted the 737 to sea-tac airport. someone called the honolulu office. >>> across the co
said the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant at washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo featuring new bangs in a twitter pic she featured online. we'll see if the new do is there for inauguration day. very cute. >> in fact preparations for the parties and the president's big day is well under way. nbc's tracie potts has details. hi. >> reporter: hi, good morning. it's a lot of work. i want to show you some animation that gives you a virtual look at what people will see and what you're seeing if you're not here televised on monday when president obama for the second time this year takes the oath of office. remember he does the first official and private one at the white house on sunday, then the big event here on monday. all of this being built up at the capitol, the president will give his speech there which analysts say should not be partisan, he should stick to the middle of the road. . from the capitol to the parade route the process of securing all that, they got 100 workstations
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coverage of president obama's inauguration. ken pritchard and i will be in washington d.c. look for us on be "mornings on 2". >>> why lance armstrong claims he needed to take performanceness hansing drugs. >> what is -- performance-enhancing drugs. >> excitement is building where in a couple of hours, the 49ers will head to atlanta in hopes of getting to play in the super bowl. you will hear from fans. Ñç5xñóÑmñz?cç?çÑkÑkÑe- petaluma,. >>> the san francisco 49ers are one step away from the super bowl. they will be heading to the championship game against the falcons. we are in santa clara and everyone must be in a good mood out there? >> reporter: absolutely. there is a lot of excitement going on here. in less than an hour. jim harbaugh and colin kaepernick will talk about the upcoming game. they are excited about the upcoming game. stock up on jerseys and memorabilia. this is the second year in a row they are playing the nfc championship. if they win they will go to the super bowl. the last time they won is in 1995. all eyes are on colin kaepernick. and we spoke to fans abo
, political reporter for the "washington post." >> jen sakke, former press secretary for the obama 2012 campaign. and republican strategist john fehrig. good to have you here. >> good morning. >> just listening to the mayor talk there really draws the, i guess, pulls the veil back on exactly what is being discussed here when it comes to common sense approaches to just even background checks and the from the right. how the president and the administration is shifting gears for organization for action. take a look. >> the president has the most exciting campaign apparatus ever built. it's time to turn that loose. >> right. >> it's time to turn that loose for something more than just an election. right? if the nra's got a list, then obama for america has a bigger list. >> all right. so jen, you know firsthand exactly what it looks like to be a part of that campaign operation. give us the insider details of how this is really going to work when it's not a campaign-style approach for re-election, but a campaign-style approach to get america to support gun control legislation. >> well, thomas
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. >> meantime, that controversial nra ad that cites the obama children gets four pinnoccios from the washington post. and it didn't fair any better with governor chris christie. >> to use that somehow, to make a political point i think is reprehensible. i think it's awful to bring public figures' children into the political debate. they don't deserve to be there. and i think for any of us who are public figures, you see that kind of ad and you cringe. >> let's bring in republican strategist and former santorum -- good morning, gentlemen, happy friday. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> it's not just chris christie, there's a new poll that shows 38% of a favorable view of the nra, its positions seemingly often at odds. not just with all americans, but, for example, 70% support a national data base to track gun sales, john. is the nra's influence waning? >> well, i'm not sure. i think that certainly they still have popularity. i think people still believe in what they do, but i've got to tell you, i've got to join with governor christie. i make ads for a living. i've been doing it for 20 years
at obama campaign legacy conference in washington. at the helm, will be the president's campaign manager. jim messina and other familiar faces. stephanie cutter, robert gibbs and david axelrod. a team that has now won two big races. although the republicans note campaign style pressure on the moderate democrats like saturday joe manchin over gun control may not play well in red states like west virginia. >> they found this for example in the battle over healthcare where they took the people they had in 2008 and found it difficult to motivate them on behalf of the healthcare initiative. >> the president begins his second term with 47% of the country approving of his job performance in a new fox poll. 18 points lower than four years ago. the public appears frustrated about the fiscal cliff deal. when asked whether their paycheck is smaller this year because more taxes are being taken out, 60% said yes. only 25% no. >> shovel ready was nots shovel ready as we expected. >> now comes word the president's job council, business and labor leaders tasked with helping the deal with stubbornly high
lady celebrating her 49th birthday. she and president obama went to dinner last night in washington, dc. they dined at cafe milano in georgetown. you may have noticed the first lady's new haircut. she has bangs. the first lady tweeted the photo on her new twitter account. twitter is abuzz, people loving the the bangs. >> the white house has the new official photo of president obama, he is all smiles as he begins the second term as commander in chief. abc7's coverage of the president's inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special abc's "good morning america" and we will steam live from washington, dc at 6:30 a.m. >> giants third baseman is recovering in venezuela hospital. the panda, the mvp of the world series has been diagnosed with inflamed colon. he is playing winter ball in venezuela and should be fine in a few days. >> still ahead at 6:30, the new damaging information now surfacing in the fake girlfriend scandal surrounding a star notre dame football player. >> cycling confession from lance armstrong. what is next for the disgraced athlete after admitting he lied, cheated
spending cuts if that's what you want to talk about. >> i want to read what "the washington post" conservative columnist had to say about the republican strategy. here's what he said. he wrote, obama's post-election arrogance and intransigence can put you in a fighting mood. i sympathize. this is what he's telling the republicans but i'm tending toward the realist view. don't force the issue when you don't have the power s. that what we're seeing with the debt kreeling in they don't have the power and maybe taking this advice from the conservative columnist? >> it's rare i agree with charles krauthammer but don't fight battles you can't win and don't go to the brink to be perceived as pulling back and therefore losing. this is not a fight they can win. it's certainly one they can lose and i think, though, just doing this three months, we are not done with this. if you're a crisis junkie, we are in the position of not only did the fiscal cliff not end this, we'll talk about this, and talking about it and talking about it and whether there's a coherent set of here's what we do with
the government and a civil war followed. >>> first lady michelle obama was in fine form celebrating her 49th birthday. the white house said the president and mrs. obama dined with friends last night at an italian restaurant at washington's upscale georgetown neighborhood. earlier in the day, the first lady debuted her hairdo featuring new bangs in a twitter pic she featured online. we'll see if the new do is there for inauguration day. >>> in fact, details about the president's big party are well under way. nbc's tracie potts has details. hi. >> reporter: hi, good morning. it takes a lot to get this inauguration done in washington even though we're expecting half as many people. the kraut somewhere between 6 and 800,000. a lot of money and d.c. officials coming into the city, but hotels and restaurants not as full as we saw before. the national mall being transformed into america's stage. that staging is up. they're securing that zone. the parade route. the viewing stand at the white house is up as well. the secret service said they've got 100 workstations, nearly 100, throughout the city, w
. locally, some people are finding it hard to gets the vaccine. >>> washington is getting ready for the inauguration of president obama. he will take the oath of office on monday. he will take the official oath in a private ceremony. craig boswell is live >> reporter: the constitution sets january 20th as the day to be inaugurated. because it falls on sunday, it he will be sworn in a private ceremony. the publishing ceremony takes place monday, as you mentioned. it is a stunning view of the west lawn of the capital and the inaugural platform where president obama will take the oath of office. the 44th president will place his hands used on two bibles, one used by president lincoln and one used by the reverend dr. martin luther king, jr. he the president added the bible used by dr. king because the inal railing falls on his birthday. >> i like the fact that he paired that with president lincoln, the man who abolished slavery and the man who fought for civil rights. >> reporter: 1.6 million people jammed into the mall. this time, about 900,000 are expected and getting around is no
inauguration. ruben ramirez, "n.b.r.," washington. >> tom: this was the last trading day of president obama's first term and a late-day push helped the major stock indices close higher. the s&p 500 spent the morning in f theed, before moving higher in session. althsmaie l gn was enough to pu the index at a new five year high. volume was much stronger. 983 million shares on almost 1.9 billion on the nasdaq. the industrial sector saw the strongest buying interest up 1%. the energy and utility sectors both were higher by 0.9% earnings were in focus with plenty of attenti oran negel electric. the conglomerate earned 44 cente per share, a penny better than estimates and up from a year ago. g.e. said demand from china and other emerging economies helpedp offset the uncertainty with customers in the u.s. and europe. shares gained 3.5%. volume tripled with the stock closing above $22 for the first time since october. g.e. said boeing has not changed its delivery schedule for g.e. jet engines used on the 787 dreamliner jet. investment bank morgan stanley had a much stronger than anticipated end to t
inside the suspect's car. >>> now to washington d.c. san francisco's mayor, edlee is on with president obama in gun violence. >> by doing what we can do by joining the national effort is going to be critical. >> oakland mayor jean quan says now is the time, and she thinks most americans agree. vice president joe biden addressed the congress today. hess they need the mayor's support to get passed by congress. it is expected to be a fight. >>> overwhelming turn out for marin county is prompting a change. success led to serender. >> for last tuesday's buy back event, surrendering a weapon got you money or a voucher. >> we've asked people to come in on the 15th of february to redeem those vouchers. if we don't if or how much we'll get. >> and while they wait, the da's office has turned next monday into a gun buy back. >> we will not be providing vouchers or financial compensation. >> this week's ford county buy back through the da's office yielded an assortment of handguns. someone received $200 for this weapon. >> we went through our initial allotment of $5,000 in the first 40 minutes, so
, control. >> reporter: as part of washington's new gun debate congress has to decide whether to approve president obama's request of $10 million to renew the study of gun violence. >> so forget everything you know about immigration and california. the face of our state is literally changing. cbs5 reporter len ramirez shows us how. >> reporter: california has always been diverse, but now the meting pot it taking on a more asian flavor, a lot more. according to the u.s. census asians have replaced latinos as the biggest group of immigrants coming to the golden state. ann jose vice mayor madison gwynn says you can see the change everywhere you look. she's now one of three asian americans on the san jose city council. >> we're seeing this huge shift among asian american immigrants, but again i'm not surprised given the fact that here in the silicon valley we have seen that shift the last decade or so. >> reporter: the numbers show it's a big change. asian immigration is well over two time that of latinos. mexican immigration to the united states both legal and illegal has fallen sharply a
the race card. it works well with that -- that collin obama narrative. >> bill: joining us now from washington is miss laura. let me just set this up. collin powell goes out on meet the press i don't know whether he did anything else. his main intent was to say that chuck hagel is a good guy and sh confirmed as secretary of state. right? they they trot him out. so obviously, somebody had to ask him to do that and you believe that it came from within the white house? >> well, yeah. what better person really to go out and defend the hagel nomination than collin powell, distinguished military career. >> bill: and former secretary of state. >> very well liked. former secretary of state. old friend of chuck hagel's and remember, one of the criticism about hagel is his comments about the jewish lobby. intimidating some people on capitol hill. kind of that hagel himself is intolerant toward jews, perhaps. collin powell does this turn very clever saying there is a dark vein of intolerance running through the republican party. obviously the implication being zeno phobic. intolerant of minori
. as we head into the weekend, the big story in washington, this sunday just before noon, president obama scheduled to take the oath of office for his second term in the white house. that private swearing in ceremony will be followed by the public inauguration on monday. the president and congress not doing exactly equal in the eyes of the american people. the president, 52% approve of the job he's doing. 44% disapprove. that's pretty much where he was around election day. for the second month in a row, though, the president is right side up in terms of his handling of the economy. about equal but doing a little better. meanwhile meanwhile, 14% of americans approve of congress. 49% hold a negative view of the republican party. that's the lowest the gop has been since 2008. 38% view the democratic party negatively. and take note, everybody. monday the "morning joe" crew will be in d.c. on capitol hill. special coverage of president obama's inauguration. everything will kick off here at 5:30 a.m. eastern time monday with a special edition of "way too early." >>> as always, you can let us kn
. they will be taken to washington d.c., historic sites, and president obama's inauguration. >> the experience is beyond my ability to put into words. the camaraderie that they share for each other and the music and this opportunity is the education of a lifetime. >> members of the varsity team cheered the award winning musicians as they headed out this morning, hoping to return on tuesday with yet another accolade to share. ♪ >> sunday the group attends an award banquet hopefully grabbing another award. he will go sightseeing on monday. they will be back to reality on tuesday. >> such an accomplished group of young musicians. wgn will have complete live coverage on monday and we invite you to join us for expert analysis and reports. they will be live in washington d.c.. it all starts at 9:00 a.m.. also streaming live wgntv.com. the first lady will handle -- the first lady's staff will handle most of the tweets. a nice beautiful look. coming up next, lance armstrong's doping admission to oprah. >> the situation is one big lie. i repeated a lot of times. >> the reaction to his confession afte
barack obama. >> people were through throwing their credit cards earlier than this time. >> hotels took a gamble. >> we had the access washington package. >> we had a package over the ultimate suite. >> the high-priced packages over the long inauguration weekend. >> it was $100,000. >> this was $2.7 million. >> inaugural tea cards, a butler with colognes worn by past presidents. but your own inaugural ball? >> unfortunately we did not sell it. >> we changed our strategy a little bit. >> most of them have. they are selling $40,000 suites. >> it with s a response to the this year's inauguration compared to last time. >> unlike last time, not one of them is sold out. so at the last minute hotels are trying to sell out, breaking down these large packages into more bite-size pieces. >> all right thank you. doug has a >> former new orleans mayor is indicted on several charges, he's facing charges of money laundering among others. two of his assist apts have already made guilty. he was mayor in 2002. we posted the 25-page indictment on our website wjla.c
as classified. >> first lady michelle obama celebrated her 49th birthday with a night on the town with her presidential hubby. the obama was and dined at cafe milano last night, an upscale italian restaurant in the washington neighborhood of georgia town. you may have noticed the first lady's new haircut--she's wearing banksgs! >> am i the way, president obama has a new official photo. on the left is his new pitcher just released this morning. the president is standing in all office with a big smile on his face. for the pitcher is a big contrast from the more serious look at the head in 2009 when he took his offical total. >> we will be right back.
of the president obama's inauguration beginning on sunday. ken and tori will be there in washington, d.c.. look for their live report starting with mornings on 2. >>> just for pam cook some of san francisco's most famous residents sell a bait a birthday this weekend. 23 years ago pam the sea lions first showed up at pier 39. and to mark the anniversary there will be free walking tours if you want to go out and learn more about the sea lions. the tours are from 11:00 in the morning until 2:00 in the afternoon. every day through monday. >>> weaver getting closer -- we're getting closer to 7:00. >> it's getting a little more crowded everywhere. the drive time is up to ten to 12 minutes. it was a little less than that. but nothing too major. once you get on to the bridge it looks good. now let's go to steve. >>> thank you, sal. for some it's cold. 20s others 30s others 40s to near 50-degrees. east wind helps. i had a nice little tweet from chris. a little bit of patchy fog. 20s and 30s and 40s on the temps. we'll end it with upper 50s
excited, s.e.? >> i'm thrilled. the thrill is gone after four years. president obama about to change the tone in washington. unfortunately, d.c. is still tone deaf. >> i'm steve kornacki. we are taking you through our favorite inauguration moments today and since the footage of 1864 is a bit grainy, i go with something slightly more contemporary. >> i'm krystal ball, this is another historic event. what president's past, present and future can learn from it. >>> t-minus two days until president obama makes history again. on sunday, he'll be sworn in for a second term in the highest office in the land. but did you know obama will become the second president ever to take the oath of office four times? yeah. that's right. steve kornacki told me that. in 2009, he took it twice after chief justice roberts botched it the first time. good job, john. the president will again the lay hand on the bible, january 20th required by the constitution but since it's a sunday, the parades, balls and public swearing in, the fourth oath, pushed until monday the mlk holiday. such poetic justice, that. do
in washington. behind me the west front of the u.s. capitol where president barack obama will take the oath of office on monday. we're counting down to the inauguration. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with what we now know is the ongoing hostage crisis in algeria. right now it's unclear how many americans are being held by terrorists. but we do know the united states, the obama administration has rejected an offer to exchange an undisclosed number of american hostages. other hostages have been freed and hair he would winning new details are emerging about their treatment. for the details, let's bring in jill dougherty. she's over at the state department. jill? >> wolf, just a few minutes ago here at the state department i was upstairs, secretary clinton meeting with the japanese foreign minister and both of them discussing this crisis in algeria. she said that she had spoken yet again with her algerian counterpart and she stressed once again, she said, the upmost concern they have is for the safety and security of the hostages. but when i asked her about the criticism that's b
in washington, d.c., where in three days president obama will take the oath of public office in front of hundreds and thousands of people. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." three days into a bloody ordeal clouded by chaos, we're beginning to learn dramatic new details about the fate of americans taken hostage in algeria. algeria state news agency says hundreds of hostages have been freed, including about 100 foreigners. many are still unaccounted for and a dozen are reported dead following an algerian military operation. the leader of the kidnappers has offered to release americans in a prisoner swap. the state department says no deal. let's go live to our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. barbara, what are you learning about the u.s. involvement in all of this right now? >> this situation remains violent and unstable three days into it. what we have learned is that u.s. air foft c-130 landed in algeria earlier today and left on board several wounded hostages who got out of the facility. reports are -- we are hearing from a u.s. defense official, no americans on th
aquÍ en washington hay mucha expectativa en cuanto a quienes serÁn los hispano es que participarÁn en el grupo de trabajo del presidente barack obama en su segundo mandato. lori tiene ese aspecto de la notoria. >>> los latinos demostraron en noviembre su poder polÍtico y ahora luchan porque la inflenz del voto se mano tieso te a todos los niveles del gobierno. >>> el tema cobra mÁs importancia debido a que hilda solÍs secretaria del departamento del trabajo y salazar el secretario del departamento del interior anunciaron retiros del gabinete. >>> en esta carta primero publicada y obtenido por el telemundo el grupo agenda nacional de liderazgo hispano le enviÓ al presidente barack obama una lista con mÁs de una docena de nombres de posibles candidatos latinos. >>> nosotros estamos haciendo nuestro trabajo, que es presionar a la administros para asegurarnos hay representaciÓn ajusta de la comunidad en su gabinete. >>> respondiendo a una pregunta sobre la diversidad en su sed mandato barack obama dijo que las preocupaciones eran prematuras. >>> dijo que esperarÁn para que vieran t
in washington dubbed the obama legacy conference. according to a report on the website "politico" it will be a 501-c-3 whose goal will be to rally popular support for the president's legislative battles, among them, debt and immigration tprorpl -- reform and climate change. jim messina will be leading the staff. the obama campaign was the most sophisticated of modern times in its use of micro targeting data to identify and mobilize voters but messina told "politico"'s michael len at a breakfast shortly after the campaign his own i.t. guru acknowledged the extraordinary machine the obama campaign built couldn't be put to the service of any other candidate. >> in the end all these people in his room and in every door were doing it because of barack obama. we got people to take massive pay cuts and give away golden parachutes because they wanted to work for barack obama. >> the new obama group will be separate from the pro-obama superpac and separate from the democratic national committee, a sign, according to "politico," of the white house's disaffection with d.n.c. chair debby was
of growth. abe had hoped to make washington his first foreign visit. but u.s. officials couldn't find time because of president obama's inauguration. still, abe wants to visit as soon as possible. he says the alliance is the foundation of japanese security in an increasingly difficult environment. japanese and american diplomats have been struggling to agree on how to relocate a u.s. military base in okinawa. they've run into strong opposition from residents. on top of that, the americans have been pressuring the japanese to start talks on a free trade agreement. farmers and lobby groups are urging abe not to join the transpacific partnership. many wonder how abe will balance these pressures as he tries to achieve these goals. nhk world. >>> four days of anti-government protests in pakistan have come to an end. patchari raksawong joins us from bangkok with an update on the situation. patchari, good evening. >> good evening, gene. the protests may be over but the problems remain in pakistan. supporters of influential cleric qadri were demanding the government resign for rampant corruption.
had hoped to make washington his first foreign visit. but u.s. officials couldn't find time because of president obama's inauguration. still, abe wants to visit as soon as possible. he says the alliance is the foundation of japanese security in an increasingly difficult environment. japanese and american diplomats have been struggling to agree on how to relocate a u.s. military base in okinawa. they've run into strong opposition from residents. on top of that, the americans have been pressuring the japanese to start talks on a free trade agreement. farmers and lobby groups are urging abe not to join the transpacific partnership. many wonder how abe will balance these pressures as we tries to achieve his goals. >>> foreign diplomats are still trying to find out what happened after troops mounted a rescue operation at a gas plant in algeria. islamist militants took dozens of workers earlier in the week although the actual number is not known. on thursday security forces moved in and freed some of the captives. the algerian communication minister said there were casualties. reuters say
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